Six US soldiers, five civilians in S. Korea test positive for Covid-19

Web Desk News Agency

24th Aug, 2021. 03:27 pm

SEOUL: At least six more US soldiers and five relevant civilians in South Korea tested positive for the Covid-19, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said on Tuesday.

The USFK said in a statement that 11 USFK-affiliated individuals were tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in South Korea between August 7 and 21.

Moreover, six service members, one civilian, one contractor and three family members arrived at the Incheon International Airport on international commercial flights between August 7 and 21.

The confirmed patients have been transferred to designated isolation facilities at the US army bases here.

The total number of infections among the USFK-affiliated personnel rose to 1,286, according to Yonhap news agency.

“USFK remains at a high level of readiness with more than 80 percent of its affiliated community vaccinated, and less than one percent of its active-duty service members currently tested positive with Covid-19,” the USFK said in a statement.

In the latest tally, South Korea reported 1,509 more cases of Covid-19 for the past 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections to 239,287. The daily caseload hovered above 1,000 for 49 straight days.  (Xinhua)


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